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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from dialectal Italian sguacco c. 1672. The present spelling was adopted in 1752.

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NounEdit

squacco (plural squaccos)

  1. A heron, Ardeola ralloides, found in Asia, Northern Africa, and Southern Europe.
    Synonym: squacco heron

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for squacco in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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